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Mail Queue refilling

Hello

I'm using Cent OS6 and a webmin interface

I've had an issue where over 1 million emails were queued in the sendmail mail queue. I found a thread on here from 2002 explaining how to delete them all and it worked great.

Thanks Perderabu
unix-for-dummies-questions-and-answers / 6255-clearing-mail-queue


However, once I restart sendmail there are more emails entering the mail queue.

Will these new emails be bounce backs?
Can I stop them from re-entering as I want to resend an email that was affected by the queue issue?

I'm thinking that the server has been hacked to get so many email in the original queue so I changed the password.

Thanks

A Big Noob Smilie
 
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praliases(1)							   User Commands						      praliases(1)

NAME
praliases - display system mail aliases SYNOPSIS
praliases [-C configfile] [-f aliasfile] [key] DESCRIPTION
The praliases utility displays system mail aliases. When no key is given, praliases displays the current system aliases, one per line, in no particular order. The form is key:value. If a key is given, only that key is looked up and the appropriate key:value is displayed if found. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -C configfile Specifies a sendmail configuration file. -f aliasfile Reads the specified file aliasfile instead of the default sendmail system aliases file. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: key A specific alias key to look up. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful operation. >0 An error occurred. FILES
/etc/mail/aliases Default sendmail system aliases file /etc/mail/aliases.db Database versions of the /etc/mail/aliases file /etc/mail/aliases.dir Database versions of the /etc/mail/aliases file /etc/mail/aliases.pag /etc/mail/sendmail.cf Default sendmail configuration file ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWsndmu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
mailq(1), newaliases(1M), sendmail(1M), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 29 Mar 2004 praliases(1)

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